Antiques & Collectibles
These Antiques & Collectibles have been collected by me over the past 40 years in South East Asia. What you will see is just a fraction of the goods available. For those of you who live or will visit the Seattle area, The Barn at Owl's Peak is open for your leisurely viewing by appointment.
Travel began as a passion in the early 1980's. I felt then and still do, deeply connected to the Spirit of the people and their arts.I soon discovered a deeper joy that evolved from working with these peoples, one I would not have known as a simple visitor. I came to better understand how all people are one, to view the world without judgement. I see the world as a multi-faceted crystal ball, all facets looking into the same core, each with it's own perspective, each equally valid. The goods you will see,reflect cultural aspects of these people...one that may draw you into their mystic web.
You will find many more antiques in the Furniture & Unique Pieces for Locals, the Buddhas & Deities, Vintage Puppets & Puppet Heads, Sacred Thankgas & Kalagas,Mostly Bronze, and Ethnographic Fabrications Sections
There is no Path to Happiness: Happiness is the Path...Buddha
Arun & Aroon
Raksasa: Barongan Topeng
Komodo: Barongan Topeng
The Following Nine Antique Statues from Burma are very Rare.
The Pegu Mother Royal: The Patron Nat-Lady of the Mons of Pegu area
Today her story is enacted in ritual feasts, the story of a she buffalo who took care of a baby prince left in the woods. She lost her life trying to find her adopted son who was taken back by his royal kinsmen. The real mother of the prince decided to wear the headdress,shaped like a buffalo's head ,in the memory of the one who saved her son's life.
She often carries flowers in an offering bowl in her outreached hands.
Burmese & Thai Lacquerware
Lacquerware is made of wood, bamboo & lacquer, thit-si,the sap of the Black Lacquer Tree.The bamboo is split into tiny strips which are then coiled or woven into the piece's form. A mixture of lacquer and sawdust provides the base coat. Then coats of the best quality lacquer are applied. Yun is a Burmese technique of freehand engraving the piece with a stylist, a kauk. These incisions are then filled with red or black color three or four times. After drying, the piece is polished with paddy husks. This process is repeated. Another coat of resin from the tama tree is applied to seal the color inside the engraved lines.Then new engravings are made with another repeat of the color, drying & polishing steps.The second color now appears in the second engraving. This process is repeated for other colors, usually four.Then the piece is sealed with a final mixture of thit-si & shan-zi. When dry it is polished with teak charcoal for a fine lustre. The inside is finished with typically a red lacquer. It takes four to eight months to complete a fine piece: about 26 processes.
At the bottom of Patience is Heaven
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